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The Three Friends A Story for Children. Once upon n time tlu*rt* lived a man who had three friends. The first of these lie loved very dearly indeed, the second he also loved, hut not with so great an affection as the first, and to the third lie was only attached by the slightest ties of affection, and to him he had shown no attention or regard. Now, the king of the country in which this mail lived sent an officer to mnnding his immediate presence before him. The man was greatly frightened at flu* summons. He feared that some one must have spoken evil of him to the king, or had accused him falsely of some crime lit had not committed, lie was so afraid to go alone that lie determined to ask one of his friends to accompany him to give him the benefit of his com pany and his support. Naturally, he asked first the man who was his dearest friend. But to his astonishment, his friend absolutely declined to go with him. lie would not even give a reason or excuse for his refusal. Much hurt, the man went to his sec ond friend. “Well, said the latter, 1 will go with you as far as the paiace gates, but I will certainly not go before the king with you to support you." In dispair. the man went in search of his third friend, whose friendship he had neglect<*d and d«*spised. “Certainly. I will come," said lie; “I will speak for you and go with you into til * presence of the king. Do not Ik* afrt id I will leave you until you are free from your anxiety and trouble. When a soul is summoned to its Maker, it looks for three friends for support in the Day of Judgment. The first friend is typified by the worldly possessions of a rail. ’I hey cannot, go with him nor win his pardon; they re main behind. . The second friend is typified by the dear ones, his kith and kin, who can only follow him to the grave, the pal ace gates of Paradise. But the third friend is typified by the good deeds and noble impulses of the man, which alone go with him ami speak on his behalf before the throne of the Most High. The Rabbi’s Beard Translated from tiie Yiddish. The Kahhi, our religious toucher, of blessed memory, was of a massive, sturdy and robust stature. His louir, silver-pray hair of both head and eliin stave him a patriarchal appear ance, which spelled reverence and fear at our a sirs. The lack of the former was abundantly supplemented by the latter, THE JEWISH OUTLOOK which was stimulated by the cudgel and spurred by the knout, every now and then. Corporal punishment and phys ical pungency were two powerful agents in the course of imparting the catechism and in the method of fostering its es sential elements. Any insignificant er ror made the culprit a candidate for the lash and a prey for the scourge. Inten tional offenses have been similarly dealt with. The ltabbi. on these occasions, knew no mercy and gave no (punter. No reason, excuse or apology would be considered, and the discipline assumed such exten sive dimensions, in comparison of which martial law would dwindle down into obscurity. Why. it was almost vandalism incar nate. and the regulations venomous. The felon, the guilty youngster, bad to strip himself of all bis clothes, shirt in cluded. lie down on the mprovised scaf fold and await the Hogging with resig nation and submission. One morning, miscalculating a rudi mentary principle. 1 was found wanting in one of the important Talmudic casuis tries. The disciplinary order thundered from the Rabbis convulsive lips. All my schoolmates, as well as myself, thought that the Rabbi would display leniency in my behalf, owing to the rank of my father and the privileged station of my mother. There was, however, no exception, and 1 had to undergo the usual procedure with all its severities and cruelties. I calmed down after the horrible ex perience and swore vengeance, which I practically achieved the very next day Provided with wax and matches. I came to school sooner than usual and found the Rabbi sound asleep, his head reclin ing on the table’s edge, while the flow ing heard expanded to the opposite cor ner. (jnick as a Hash 1 lit a match, warmed the wax and let it drop slowly but surely on the kinks and coils of the Rab bi's majestic beard. This done, I scam pered away. It goes without saying that the excite mcnt~upon the Rabbi’s awakening was intense. The scissors, as a matter of course, set tin* Rabbi free, at the ex pense of the beard. The waiters of a certain London cof fee house more than a hundred years ago put tip a collection box in a conspic uous corner of the room in which the pa trons use'd to deposit their pennies for the waiters, in recognition of good ser vice. 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